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Jay Z

Could it be really over for the Jigga Man?

Posted By on December 4, 2002

Ya boy Peter here back wit some Jay-Z news so peep it out Ya’ll……

After experimenting with “The Blueprint 2,”the Jigga man says he’s got one more album in him and then it will be time to move on. “My next album will be ‘The Black Album,’ ” he says, “and then that’s it. I want to make it a prequel to ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ leading up to me having an idea for a song. I’ll be saying, ‘I’m going to use that Four Tops song, “Ain’t No Woman” [a reference to his breakthrough single “Ain’t No Nigga”],’ and that’s how the album’s going to end. I’m going to loop the whole thing back together, make it a nice package, and that’s it — it truly, truly is. I just feel like it’s time to move on and do something else.”

He sees his future not in his Rocawear clothing line or Rocafella film’s — he leaves those divisions to his longtime partner Damon Dash — but in getting more involved in Roc-a-Fella Records. The label has enjoyed moderate success with acts like Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek a.k.a Lil Hollywood, and Killa Cam’s single “Hey Ma” went Top 10 this fall, but Jay thinks that with his experience, he has more to offer on the executive side of the rap game.

“I really enjoy new artists,” he says. “I like watching someone grow, watching when they first get on Letterman, hearing them say, ‘I’m never going to get a chain, I ain’t into it like that,’ and then next time you see them, they have eight chains. It’s almost like having a kid. I don’t have any kids, but I can imagine that’s what it’s like.”

  • Real Talk

    She’s too old to be a lessy


    Album Is good For Going To Sleep Too! Def Not One of Hovas Best

  • ursocalledgod

    sooooo he DID give hime 20 million..smh an advance is just like a loan and it came out of rock nations / jays pockets. he never said he gifted him anything.